Shilpa Shetty gave birth to her first child, a boy, at Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital today. Her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, confirmed the birth via Twitter.
"Thank you all for your love and wishes for our new born. Both mum and Baby K are resting," was Raj's message to Shilpa's fans.
Shilpa has taken a modern approach to her pregnancy, appearing at functions without caring at all if her photo was taken. She proudly displayed her baby bump and didn't shy away from the spotlight at all during the last nine months. And judging by photos, she's managed to stay in great shape, displaying none of the baby weight poor Aishwarya Rai has been so roundly and unfairly criticized for. It certainly helps that Shilpa is a bit of a fitness fanatic!
Shilpa Shetty is probably best known in the West for her turn on the UK version of Big Brother, but she's more famous in India for her work in dozens of Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. She's a cheerful and fun actress with a real spark for life that she'll no doubt carry into her new role as a loving mother for Baby K.